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Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes.and 2) how can state certification and district hiring policies better incorporate information about a principal's education and professional experience to improve principal effectiveness?Using information on principals trained by the New Leaders program and school-level data from four large urban districts, I analyzed the relationships between principal education and professional experience and student outcomes and principal retention.This dissertation explores aspects of a potential principal's education and professional experience that states and school districts should look for and cultivate in candidates for the position of school principal.The work was guided by two research questions: 1) how are principals' education and professional experience related to student outcomes and principal retention?Incorporating School Principal Background in State and District Policy. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate the effect climate has on student achievement: explore the effect school leadership has on student achievement; determine if principals' leadership strategies influence the school climate; and investigate in what ways principals' perceptions of their leadership strategies affect school climate.Your approval to conduct this study will be greatly appreciated.I will follow up with a telephone call next week and would be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have at that time.School principals' education and professional experience shape their approach to school leadership and how successful their students will be.However, it is not clear from existing research which aspects of principal education and professional experience are related to student outcomes and principal retention.